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    Vehicle : 2005 Vectra 2.2

    Trim : direct

    Engine : 2.2 Auto

    Year : 2005

    Eek Excessively Rusty

    Hi there guys, n gals.

    Newbie here with a few questions regarding Signums ..( and Vec- Cs )
    I recently viewed a 2004 Signum 2.2 which i fell in love with, and was about to buy until i saw the MOT advisories.

    Rusty brake pipes wouldnt normally bother me, but it set me on a more detailed examination and I noticed that most of the front suspension was close to disintegrating with rust, and that also extended to the rear suspension car as well.
    I have currently got a 2002 Vauxhall Omega which is as solid as a rock, and i am seriously dissapointed with the rust on the Signum, and wondering now if the newer Signums, and/or Vectras have a propensity for Terminal rust.
    I am hoping that the car i viewed was a one-off Seaside Signum, and that i dont have to check the whole underside of every Veccy, or Sig that i look at.

    All input gratefully appreciated.

    Mungis

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    Touch wood my 52 plate Vectra C is clean. I haven't heard of a massive rust issue with the C's or Signum's.

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    Sounds pretty standard mate. 8 years old, good excuse for new suspension and brakes etc

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    The Vectra C is well known for excessive rust on the wear and tear on the springs, especially the rears
    I have never had any other car with this, and I suspect it was down to two consecutive winters with excessive road salt, poor component design (as the rear springs are not shielded), or inferior parts

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    Possibly that its an unloved garaged car too. Last few winter have been pretty bad, and if its not had the arches washed out and just put away in a poorly ventilated damp garage all that salt wouldn't be long in taking its toll.

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